Helsingør, classically known in English as Elsinore, is a city in eastern Denmark.
Elsinore (municipality) had a population of 61 519 on 1 January 2015. It is known for its castle Kronborg, where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is set. The HH Ferry route connects Helsingør with Helsingborg in Sweden.
Elsinore was first mentioned as a market town in 1231 in King Valdemar Jordebog. It was then just south of the late medieval town, near the castle Flynderborg. The remains of this castle was dug away at the railway’s construction in the late 1800s. On June 2, 1426 the town was extended town charter by Erik of Pomerania, which also moved the settlement to the St. Olaf’s Church.